Change of regime

Changes in organizational leadership often results in changes to organizational policies and processes. And when newly hired executives implement such changes, project managers must serve as the agents bridging the gap between the boardroom and the cubicle. This article discusses how project managers can not only help newly hired senior managers initiate and manage organizational change but also ensure that their organization's current project management practice survives the organizational change. In doing so, it describes how project managers can sell investments in project management to senior managers, explaining the significance of listening to--and educating--senior managers while working with them to realize organizational change. It also suggests how project managers can help senior managers understand the value of investing in project management. Accompanying this article is a sidebar listing five techniques that project managers can practice to garner the attention of their senior managers.
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